Names Of Chi Shao


Chi Shao TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Red Peony Root
  • Pinyin Name: Chi Shao
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How Is Chi Shao Categorized?

Chi Shao Functional Category

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Temperature - Taste

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Our Database Has 32 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Invigorate Blood Category

How Is Chi Shao Used Clinically?

Chi Shao Usages and Indications

  • Invigorates blood, dispels stasis (stronger than Mu Dan Pi) - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, abdominal pain and masses, traumatic pain associated with swelling, early stages of abscesses and boils.
  • Clears heat, cools the blood (especially for excess heat in the blood) - for heat entering the blood level with fever, purple tongue, skin blotches, bleeding, gyn issues.
  • Clears liver fire - for red swollen, painful eyes.

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How Is Chi Shao Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Chi Shao

  • Dosage: 4.5-9g

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Notes From Our Clinicians For Chi Shao

Staff Clinical Notes

  • Compare with Mu Dan Pi, Bai Shao.
  • Used for bleeding conditions due to excess-heat in the blood or febrile disease conditions.


Formulas Which Generally Contain Chi Shao

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